'Prescribing' veggies for holistic health care

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“Take two zucchini and call me next week.” Imagine if that was how your doctor ended your last physical. New vegetable prescription... Read more

'Extra, Extra, Get Your (Healthy) Bananas!'

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Gluten-free diets (excluding gluten protein found in grains) are used to treat celiac, an immune system disease affecting about 1 percent of... Read more

Bacon! (And health!)

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The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer got bacon lovers upset with its recent report linking cancer to... Read more

The dangers of wire grill brushes

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“A 40-year-old woman presented to a local emergency room complaining of throat pain,” the case description begins. “The pain... Read more

It’s a dog’s life: the growing challenge of pet obesity

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Dogs are an integral part of the American family. Our dogs attend daycare, enjoy visits to the spa, and accompany their families on vacation—sometimes... Read more

World Health Day: Food Safety

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April 7 is World Health Day and the theme this year is food safety. According to the World Health Organization unsafe food causes approximately... Read more

Who needs diets?

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Search for “diet books” on amazon.com and you’ll get more than 150,000 results. Another website will tell you that an estimated... Read more

Food Safety: An interview with Dara Alpert Lieberman

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Food Safety is vital to our public health. According to a recently released report from the US Department of Agriculture, “Salmonella... Read more